Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formally known as 2019-nCoV) is the name of the respiratory syndrome caused by infection of the coronavirus 2 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2).

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared to COVID-19 an emergency of public health of international concern.

Grupo GAMI is monitoring the situation closely. Our priority is the health and safety of our employees, patients, and the communities we serve. The content below provides information for associates and others to help guide patient management. 

We encourage associates to periodically check these web pages for updates or incidents of this disease: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ o https://infographics.channelnewsasia.com/covid-19/map.html

Important information for associates:

Only the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  And other laboratories of public health  are authorized to provide evidence for COVID-19 in the EE. UU.

Associates should contact their public health authority for information on the handling of persons potentially infected with the virus and the transfer of patient samples for analysis.

GAMI Group does not offer tests for COVID-19.

Grupo GAMI does not collect, process, or transport suspicious patient samples or that were confirmed to have COVID-19.

Associates should not derive any specimen from any patient suspected of  COVID-19, Unless CDC testing has ruled out infection or the CDC or another public health laboratory has cleared the patient of the risk of COVID-19.

The associates they should not refer any patient with suspected infection with COVID-19 to the GAMI Group’s offices or elsewhere, unless CDC testing has ruled out infection or CDC or another public health laboratory has relieved the patient of the risk of COVID-19.

We encourage associates to review the CDC website to guide their patient management and laboratory testing for COVID-19https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Frequent questions

What is coronavirus disease 2019?

Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19  (formally known as 2019-nCoV) is the name of the respiratory syndrome caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.

Does GAMI Group offer tests for COVID-19?

No. Only CDC and other public health laboratories that perform a CDC-produced laboratory test are authorized to provide tests for COVID-19. Therefore, Grupo GAMIdoes not offer tests for COVID-19.

I have the GAMI Business Medical Service: who should I contact if I have a patient suspected of infection?

We recommend that partners of Servicio Médico Empresarial GAMI contact your public health authority for information on the management of people with possible COVID-19. The CDC provides information on:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Does GAMI Group or any laboratory in the region process samples for patients suspected of being infected with COVID-19?

No. Grupo GAMI does not collect, process or transport samples from suspected patients or those who have been confirmed to have COVID-19. We recommend that associates contact their public health authority for information on the management of potentially affected individuals. The CDC provides information at: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

Does GAMI Group plan to offer a test for this virus?

Grupo GAMI is exploring options to offer a laboratory test that could complement public health laboratory testing.